Nature and Environment

Controlled blasts for border wall project draw criticism

Feb 14, 2020 Critics say they threaten cultural sites that belong to the Tohono O'odham Nation.

More money possible to help faulty cross-border sewage pipe

Feb 14, 2020 A longstanding Nogales water contamination problem could see more funding under the President Trump's proposed budget.

Conservationist ship attacked in endangered vaquita refuge

Feb 12, 2020 The crew patrolling to protect the endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez came under fire by suspected poachers.

District judge overturns another part of Rosemont Mine approval

Feb 11, 2020 The judge on Monday threw out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of the project.

Rain, snow expected early this week over New Mexico, Arizona

Feb 10, 2020 Winter weather is returning to parts of New Mexico and Arizona early this week.

Cochise County removes rented dumpsters used for San Pedro River border wall prep

Feb 5, 2020 The contract said the dumpsters were intended for another location, according to the county.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

Jan 31, 2020 A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Young activists press for action on climate change

Jan 31, 2020 Inexperience and age aren't stopping young people in Arizona and around the world from demanding action.

More concern, outrage over border wall's impact on sensitive desert lands

Jan 30, 2020 A recently bulldozed strip of desert has sparked another wave of criticism over the construction of President Trump's border wall.

Hundreds protest planned border wall across the San Pedro River

Jan 27, 2020 Many are worried about how the proposed barrier would impact a vital waterway and wildlife migration corridor.

Opinions mixed on roll-out of new federal water rule

Jan 23, 2020 The Trump administration released its final rule Thursday redefining which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act.

Climate change, and our response to it, is making life hard for desert tortoises

Jan 23, 2020 Tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch of energy projects springing up in a desert that is getting hotter and drier.

Communities affected by mining spill win case in Mexico's Supreme Court

Jan 22, 2020 The decision granted protection to Sonora River Valley residents seeking remediation following a 2014 Grupo México toxic mine spill.

How grasshoppers deal with blood rushing to their heads

Jan 21, 2020 A new study sheds light on how insects deal with gravity when they're upside down or sideways.

Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

Jan 15, 2020 While weather events like floods lead can lead to relief money, no extreme heat events have been declared a federal disaster.

TEP rate hike proposal draws opposition from climate advocates

Jan 13, 2020 Groups say TEP shouldn't keep investing in fossil fuels. The utility says the plan will enable a transition to more renewable energy.

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